Everyone in Blogland is buzzing about JoAnn Mullaly book, 'Wool Crazy'...as they should!! The more I look at this book, the more I love it!! Even if you NEVER make the Crazy Quilt you WILL love it for the gorgeous applique patterns! Next time you are in a quilt shop, pick up this book and flip through it....I guarantee that you will end up buying it!! AND NO I am not getting any $$ to promote this book...;o)
So this is what I have been up to…
Yes, I sacrificed a package of Starbucks coffee to tone down my yellow wool…. So with the smell of wet wool and coffee permeating the 5th wheel…I did a lot of this….
And with my trusty bible beside me (Wool Crazy by JoAnn Mullaly) I did A LOT of this…arranging and rearranging…harder than you think!!
YIKES!…What a mess….
BUT…it was worth it…so step one is done!! As I look at this picture there are a lot of pieces I would like to change…BUT the camera has made the yellow jump out …there are some pieces I would like to move…but they are basted down so they are going to STAY….I SAID…STAY….
No, I am NOT talking to you…good dogs!! (The secret to GOOD dogs is lots of walks and three trips to the Dog Park every day…see it works…)Now if only my wool would STAY!
So now I need to cut off the edges to my 24 inch block (it is now 26 inches), baste down the edges and give it a good pressing. And then, according to JoAnn, the REAL fun starts…the appliqué!! She has SO many beautiful appliqué patterns to choose from that I think the difficult part is going to be to actually PICK one!!So this is as far as I got last night....how about you? What did you get done? Come on 'Sew and Tell" time......